Rugby Calvisano

Rugby Calvisano is an Italian rugby union club currently competing in the Top12. They are based in Calvisano (Province of Brescia), in Lombardy. They were founded in 1970 by a group of players: Tonino Montanari, Gianluigi Vaccari and Alfredo Gavazzi. In 1992 the club became “Rugby Calvisano S.r.l.”

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Full nameKawasaki Robot Rugby Calvisano
UnionItalian Rugby Federation
Founded1970; 50 years ago (1970)
LocationCalvisano, Italy
Ground(s)Stadio San Michele (Capacity: 5,000)
PresidentAngelo Zanetti
Coach(es)Massimo Brunello
Captain(s)Alberto Chiesa
League(s)Top12
2018–19Champions
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.rugbycalvisano.it

HistoryEdit

Calvisano were founded in 1970 by a group of players, in 1992 the club became “Rugby Calvisano S.r.l.” Calvisano first qualified for European competition for the 1999–2000 season, where they competed in the European Challenge Cup, playing six pool games, though they did not win any. They qualified for their first Heineken Cup for the 2001–02 season, though it was season after where the club won a couple of their pool games, but they have yet to make the finals.

In 2005 they beat Benetton Treviso 25–20 in Padova to win their first Italian Championship. They had previously lost in the final on four occasions. Later in the year, they hosted a match in the 2005-06 Heineken Cup against the Cardiff Blues that turned out to be notable as the first competitive appearance of All Blacks great Jonah Lomu since undergoing a kidney transplant in 2004. They were forced to withdraw from the Super 10 (now Top12) for the 2009–10 season but go on to compete in Serie A. They finally returned to the National Championship of Excellence for the 2011–12, that proclaimed them “champions of Italy”. They also won the championship in the seasons 2013–14, 2014–15 and 2016–17.

HonoursEdit

  • Italian championship
    • Champions (7): 2004–05, 2007–08, 2011–12, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2016–17, 2018−19
    • Runners-up (7): 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2005–06, 2015–16, 2017–18
  • Coppa Italia
    • Champions (1): 2003–04
    • Runners-up (3): 1998–99, 2002–03, 2006–07
  • Excellence Trophy
    • Champions (2): 2011–12, 2014–15
  • Intercontinental Cup
    • Champions (1): 2006
  • European Rugby Continental Shield
    • Champions (1): 2019

Current squadEdit

The Calvisano squad for 2019–20 season:

Calvisano squad [a]

Props

Hookers

Locks

Back row

Scrum-halves

Fly-halves

Centres

Wings

Fullbacks

(c) denotes the team captain, Bold denotes internationally capped players.
* denotes players qualified to play for Italy on residency or dual nationality.
Players and their allocated positions from the Calvisano website.[2]
  1. ^ a b c d e f Also additional player for Pro14 team Zebre (only for Pro14). [1]

Permit player squadEdit

Zebre Permit Players squad [a]

Props

Hookers

Locks

Back row

Scrum-halves

Fly-halves

  • None

Centres

Wings

  • None

Fullbacks

(c) denotes the team captain, Bold denotes internationally capped players.
* denotes players qualified to play for Italy on residency or dual nationality.
Players and their allocated positions from the European Rugby Challenge Cup/Calvisano Squad website.[3]
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o Additional player from Serie A team F.I.R. Academy (only for European Rugby Challenge Cup)

Selected former playersEdit

Italian playersEdit

Former players who have played for Calvisano and have caps for Italy:

Foreign playersEdit

Former players who have played for Calvisano and have caps for their respective country:

StatisticsEdit

European Challenge CupEdit

Season Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
1999–2000 6 0 0 6 69 155
2007–08 6 2 0 4 123 200
2012–13 6 1 0 5 117 223
2013–14 6 0 1 5 80 173
2015–16 6 0 0 6 39 344
2019–20 0 0 0 0 0 0

Heineken CupEdit

Season Played Won Drawn Lost For Against
2001–02 6 0 0 6 58 279
2002–03 6 2 0 4 105 236
2003–04 6 0 0 6 115 225
2004–05 6 0 0 6 79 264
2005–06 6 0 0 6 48 191
2006–07 6 0 0 6 74 264
2008–09 6 0 0 6 87 280

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "LO ZEBRE RUGBY CLUB APRE UFFICIALMENTE LA STAGIONE 2019/2020 COL PRIMO DI GIORNO DI TEST A PARMA". 15 July 2019.
  2. ^ "PRIMA SQUADRA".
  3. ^ https://www.epcrugby.com/club/rugby-calvisano-5/#players. Missing or empty |title= (help)

External linksEdit